Word of the Day – Skelf

By March 19, 2017Word of the Day

Skelf (noun) (Scots)


A splinter or piece of wood. Also used to describe an annoying person.

Scottish, almost certainly a variation on shelf.

Example sentences

“A’ve goat a skelf the size of a toothpick in my finger”

“Daen’t be such a skelf, yer an idiot.”

Word of the Day – Risorial

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Risorial (adj) (rare)


Relating to laughter; used in laughing; = “risible”.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Ogilvie (1797–1867), lexicographer. From post-classical Latin risorius + -al.

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